Koreeña Montoya, Board Chair

I am a native Coloradoan, born and raised in Grand Junction.  I attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where I graduated in 2004 with degrees in Mathematics and Mexican American Studies.  I am in the process of finishing up my Masters in Educational Psychology and currently work as a Coordinator for The Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs at the University of Colorado Denver.  I am a first generation college student who loves the process of learning and am always looking for ways to develop myself professionally and spiritually.  I enjoy sharing my experiences with others in hopes of providing insight, and I take advantage of every opportunity to learn from elders and those who are willing to share their wisdom.  I truly believe that every human being has potential for greatness and that my purpose in life is to help people embrace their strengths while overcoming fears and self-doubt.  

Jose Luis Guardiola

Raised in Commerce City, Colorado, I am the second oldest of four children. As a first generation college student, I received my Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Chicano Studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver and  a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration Leadership from Adams State University.  My passion is applying my knowledge, skills, education and experience to work with underrepresented populations. I want to help create leadership development opportunities for people who have a shared family, community, and 
educational background as me. I am currently the Post-Secondary and Work Readiness Specialist for Adams County District 14. 

Andrew LaCrue​

Born and raised in Commerce City, Colorado.  Graduated from Adams City High School in 1998 and set off to Trinidad State Junior College.  After two years at Trinidad State, I transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health and Counseling and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  I am currently the 6th Grade Dean for Kearney Middle School in Adams County School District 14.  In my limited free time I sit on the Commerce City Parks, Recreation, and Golf Advisory Committee and a board member for the Commerce City Youth Athletics. Most importantly, I am a proud father of 3 boys who keep me busy with their extra-curricular activities. 

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